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Reference Number 10255
Position Title Support Worker
Employment Type Flexible Part Time
Department Community Living Service
Location All South Homes
Enterprise Agreement Classification Senses Collective Agreem - Support Worker
Salary $25.00 to $28.00
Position Summary

Are you a passionate about making a difference in the lives of people with a disability?

 

Senses Australia has been providing world class disability services to the Western Australian community for more than 120 years. Every day, we help well over 650 children, adults and seniors with a wide range of disabilities reach their full potential. The number of individuals choosing Senses Australia as their provider of choice is growing more and more each week – this is why we need you to join our team!

 

About the position:

Senses Australia is seeking flexible part-time Support Workers whose values align with ours, strive for excellence and are passionate in providing the best possible service to people with a disability. The successful candidates will be required to provide services in Perth's South Group Homes.

 

Senses Australia’s Support Workers work alongside our clients to assist them with all aspects of daily living, community access, social inclusion and support. As part of the Community Living department, each Support Worker will report to a Regional Area Supervisor.

 

Essential Criteria:

  • An understanding of Senses Australia’s values of integrity, respect, innovation, excellence and a willingness to promote them.
  • An ability to use a computer and mobile phone to access work emails and web based applications e.g. submit case notes, check roster.
  • The ability and willingness to promptly and accurately complete client documentation e.g. case notes, incident forms and medical outcome forms.
  • Ability to use Key Word Sign to communicate effectively with clients.
  • An ability and willingness to provide personal care to people who need it including support with showering and toileting.
  • Strong understanding of professional boundaries in the context of disability services and an ability to maintain professional boundaries during service delivery.
  • An ability and willingness to participate and support people in a range of social and leisure activities.
  • Work in a manner which empowers and values people with a disability.
  • Understand the needs of vulnerable people and be able to use your own initiative.
  • Hold a current Australian Drivers Licence and have access to a reliable car (covered by full comprehensive insurance).
  • Hold a current Provide First Aid Certificate (obtained within the previous 2 years).
  • Hold a National Police Clearance (obtained within the previous 6 months).
     

Desirable Criteria:

  • Minimum of Certificate 3 in Disability or equivalent
  • Previous experience supporting a person who has low vision and / or is deaf.
  • Previous experience supporting a person with multiple medical conditions including Type I Diabetes.
  • Previous experience supporting people who communicate unmet need through behaviours that can be challenging.
  • Ability to communicate with clients in Auslan.
     

Benefits:

  • Competitive salary
  • Salary sacrificing options
  • Work within a dedicated and supportive environment
  • Help improve the quality of life to those you support
     

How to apply:

You must apply online through our website and fill out the online job application form to be considered for this position. To do this select ‘Apply for this position’ and follow the onscreen prompts. Please do not email us your resume your application must be through our website.

For further other information please contact Recruitment recruitment@senses.org.au

Please note: this position may be filled prior to the stated closing date. Only applicants who are shortlisted for an interview will be contacted.

Senses Australia is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values and encourages social and cultural diversity. We are also committed to maintaining a non-smoking environment.

Selection Criteria Essential: Please list your availability from Monday to Sunday describing the times that you are available each day e.g. Thursday 6am-4pm, Saturday 8am-4pm.
Essential: An understanding of Senses Australia’s values of integrity, respect, innovation, excellence and a willingness to promote them
Essential: An ability to use a computer and mobile phone to access work emails and web based applications.
Essential: The ability and willingness to promptly and accurately complete client documentation e.g. case notes, incident forms and medical outcome forms.
Essential: Hold a current Australian Drivers Licence and access to an insured vehicle.
Essential: Ability to use Key Word Sign to communicate effectively with clients.
Desirable: Previous experience supporting a person who has low vision and / or is deaf.
Desirable: Previous experience supporting a person with multiple medical conditions including Type I Diabetes.
Desirable: Previous experience supporting people who communicate unmet need through behaviours that can be challenging.
Desirable: Ability to communicate with clients in Auslan.
Desirable: Hold Certificate III in Disability or similar.
Contact Person Miss Betty Swaid
Alternate Contact Person Senses Australia Recruitment Team
Alternate Contact Number
Alternate Contact Email recruitment@senses.org.au
Closing Date 13/09/2019
Position Description
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Please note that this position will close at 11:45pm (AESDT) on the closing date.
Please ensure your application is added before this time as we do not accept late applications.